Title : Tesselat: Afrika
Materials : 8122 pieces of ABS plastic building blocks
Dimensions : 1950 x 1660 x 25
Within Tesselat: Afrika I accentuate our roots and interconnectedness by creating bands of pattern stretching horizontally across the entirety of the African continent, ignoring man made borders and country partitions.
At first glance one notices the simplified silhouette of Africa as a beautiful bold shape. The medium creates a perfectly glassy effect but upon closer inspection one notices cracks, gaps in our history and in ourselves. This is all necessary as the journey in itself is part of the beauty. The intricate patterns that span across the continent highlight details relating to our heritage, history and culture. Whether the mix of colours relate to the flag of ones origins or a pattern native to ones lineage or jewellery passed down for generations, the essence of the pattern is always African. You can feel it when you look at it, you feel connected to it, not always certain why.